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Can Labetalol Treat Anxiety
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Hbp was 186/110 with anxiety & horrid diet (lisinopril/amlodipine) was good b4 diet, now a week on labetalol/htz wit strict diet 138/98? Feedback?
32 weeks pregnant. Sore neck and intermediate tingling all around head. Lots of anxiety! On labetolol daily and zoloft (sertraline). Gestational diabetic?
Don't know: Nothing you mention suggests gestational diabetes, except that you are pregnant == and every pregnant woman should be screened fully for possible gestational diabetes. I'm sure you were checked earlier in your pregnancy and other lab has been drawn since that time. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Both of these can certainly be managed, if not "cured" but it takes work on your part. It can be difficult to get started b/c both problems cause one to avoid reaching out to others. But, you must. Start w/ ur pcp, a therapist or clergy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is highly effective w/ both depression ; anxiety. The sooner u start the better! U can even start today w/some exercise ; vitamin d3. ...Read more
I've had social anxiety for years! I'm only 24 but I've tried every ssri/snri+mirtazapine under the sun. Does this mean un-treatable? Tried therapy 2
Not un-treatable: Now you've learned that medication is not the solution-- that's important to know. But psychotherapy is not a standardized procedure. There are many forms of therapy and therapists, and finding the right "fit" is crucial see a psychologist (a phd), see him/her regularly (at least weekly), and keep at it until you find help your problems are treatable- -with the right psychologist. ...Read more
My SPECT results showed, (severe) depression, (severe) anxiety & frontal-lobe syndrome? What is, frontal lobe syndrome & is it treatable? Thank-you!
After a lot of tests, they said I have Sinus Tachycardia. Resting heart rate has been 120+ for last 7 years. Introvert, social anxiety, sedentary life style. Can I Workout? Is it treatable? I can walk miles but breaks after 3-4 sets of stairs.
No: Although grapefruit does interfere with some medications, it does not interfere with labetalol. Avoid foods with caffeine, over-the-counter cough and cold medicines, antacids with aluminum, and antihistamines. Alcohol should also be avoided, since it can reduce the effects of beta blockers. ...Read more
Minor: Trandate (labetalol) or labetolol is a combination Alpha and beta blocker. Its sided effects are for the most part minor and includes dizziness; indigestion; lightheadedness; nausea; pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site; stuffy nose; temporary tingling of the scalp; unusual tiredness. Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in chest; swelling mouth, lip). ...Read more
Alpha blocker: It is very effective for BP control, it is beta and alpha blocker ...Read more
Careful: Not if your taking it under the supervision of a physician. ...Read more
I'm pregnant on 300mg labetalol twice a day. Lowest BP I have seen at home is 103/78. What BP would be to low for a pregnant person?
Took my valsartin 160mg @1:30 pm and mistook my wife's labetalol 200mg for my evening dose of ranitidine 300mg @ 8:00 should I be OK to wait it out?
Should be: Yes, you might feel tired or lethargic, but you should be fine. ...Read more
Does long-standing Hyperadrenergic state require long-term treatment, or can it be a short fix with med like Labetalol to get system back into balance?
Hyperadrenergic Stat: The most important factor is finding out why you are "hyperadrenergic"? Is there a pituitary, adrenal or thyroid gland tumor of dysfunction or are you hypersensitive to epinephrine, do you have dysautonomia due to histamine from degranulation of mast cells and excessive vasodilation. beta blocker use in the wrong situation can lead to significant risk (e.g. dysautonomia). ...Read more
What causes blood pressure to spike at night? It sometimes wakes me up. Last night it was 176/117. I'm taking labetalol 300 mg.
Pretty high: Do you split your dose and take some in the evening? If you're taking all the labetolol in the morning, it may be wearing off at night. That's a high BP for a 31 year old. Have you been worked up for causes? Renal artery duplex? Urinalysis? Electrolytes? Renal function and ultrasound? ...Read more
CanLabetalol ORAL permanently tonedown HYPERadrenergicSympatheticSystem or required long-term? Is IV labetalol much better crossing Blod-Brain-Barier?
Labetalol is given a classification of c in pregnancy meaning that there no studies in humans or animals to evaluate fetal risk vs. Maternal benefit.
It however is used to tret difficult to control hypertension.Common side efects include dizziness, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, shortness of breath, headache.More serious reactions include slow heart rates, heart failure, liver toxicity ...Read more
Most hypertensives.: Most pregnant women with chronic hypertension are on Labetalol (a combined Alpha and beta blocker) that is fairly effective and safe for that purpose. Chronic use of beta blockers can decrease fetal growth, though, so only take this medication under the care of a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Alternative regimens: alpha-methyldopa (very safe, modestly effective), Nifedipine (safe, effective). ...Read more
Lots: Tingling scalp is the odd one that most talk about. Too much can give you too low of a blood pressure and possibly a low pulse. That can lead to dizziness, weakness, fatigue, etc. Making asthma worse is possible. Even so, having said all that, labetolol is old and safe. The range of doses is enormous, from 100 mg twice a day to 300 mg 4x/day. If your doc says you need it, try it. And its cheap! ...Read more
Requires 2 or 3 meds: Generally a blood pressure of 168/110 requires two or three medications for adequate control. Also the dose of Labetalol 100 mg twice a day is a relatively low dose but whether you tolerate a higher dose depends on your heart rate. You should consult your doctor soon and do all things possible to control your blood pressure including additional medications and life style changes. ...Read more
Great option: Yes it is one of the best options to treat deissection initially because it has dual effect, beta blocker to slow down the heart and Alpha blocker to dilate periphral arteries and decrease resistance and blood pressure. Some doctor prefer Esmolol because it is shorter half life. ...Read more